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The Wound Dresser

Jack Coulehan

"The Wound Dresser," Jack Coulehan's sixth collection of poems, explores the mysterious tension between tenderness and steadiness in medical practice. Surprised at his own conflicted feelings about his role as a physician, Coulehan seeks to emulate the tender care shown by Walt Whitman as he comforted wounded Civil War soldiers . In so doing, he discovers the healing power of human contact and engagement. With directness, passion, and often humor, these poems evoke an ethic of compassionate solidarity - between patient and doctor, person and family, the individual and the human community. Robert Pinsky, Poet Laureate of the United States from 1997 to 2000, selected "The Wound Dresser" as a finalist for the 2016 Dorset Poetry Prize.
The Wound Dresser
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"The Wound Dresser," Jack Coulehan's sixth collection of poems, explores the mysterious tension between tenderness and steadiness in medical practice. Surprised at his own conflicted feelings about his role as a physician, Coulehan seeks to emulate the tender care shown by Walt Whitman as he comforted wounded Civil War soldiers . In so doing, he discovers the healing power of human contact and engagement. With directness, passion, and often humor, these poems evoke an ethic of compassionate solidarity - between patient and doctor, person and family, the individual and the human community. Robert Pinsky, Poet Laureate of the United States from 1997 to 2000, selected "The Wound Dresser" as a finalist for the 2016 Dorset Poetry Prize.
Author
Jack Coulehan
Pages
128
Publisher
JB Stillwater Publishing Company
Language
English
Edition
1st
ISBN-10
1937240738
ISBN-13
9781937240738
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
811.6
Year
2016
Publication Date
2016-06-06
Imprint
Jb Stillwater Publishing Company
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Short Title
WOUND DRESSER